The media may be concentrating on the violence, but the main thing for me about the Evian protests was the sheer scale of the turn out.
To get 100,000 people to a protest on the French Swiss border in the foothills of the Alps was fantastic. Just that achievement sends a
It was with a mixture of excitement and trepidation that I boarded my early morning flight to Geneva last week.
The presence of the German speaking police from elsewhere in Switzerland and an actual German police regiment has lead to hostility from the locals.
Police raid on the Convergence Centre
I spent time in the Intergalactic and Vaaag villages and in Lausanne, where I took part in the blockades on June 1st.
Activists at Lausanne attempt to get across the lake
On Thursday 28th I joined the fluffy protest from the Intergalactic and Vaaag campsites to the centre of Annemasse. There were
At mid-afternoon demonstrators returning to Geneva from the French/Swiss border were met by Swiss riot police blocking roads leading back into the city centre.